April 20, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since November 12

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Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since November 12
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Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 2.80%

3,873 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

ICU Patients Drop to 823—Lowest Since December 3

Intubations Drop to 504—Lowest Since December 7

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.37%

45 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 2.80 percent, the lowest since November 12. ICU patients dropped to 823, the lowest since December 3, and intubations dropped to 504, the lowest since December 7.

"New York State is making progress in the fight against COVID-19, but we have to remember not to get cocky —this pandemic isn't over yet and it's important to continue practicing safe behaviors so we don't lose the hard-earned gains we've made," Governor Cuomo said. "Wash your hands, wear a mask and stay socially distanced not just for your own safety, but to protect your fellow New Yorkers. We're working 24/7 to vaccinate residents and their families across the state, including opening new vaccination sites and expanding eligibility. We can get to the light at the end of the tunnel together, but it's going to take more effort on New Yorkers' part to defeat the COVID beast for good."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 116,483
  • Total Positive - 3,922
  • Percent Positive - 3.37%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.80%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,873 (+90)
  • Net Change in Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -302
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 410
  • Hospital Counties - 54
  • Number ICU - 823 (-13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 504 (-17)
  • Total Discharges - 171,372 (+264)
  • Deaths - 45
  • Total Deaths - 41,575

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region's population, is as follows:

Region

COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region

COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population

Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan

Capital Region

106

0.01%

29%

Central New York

84

0.01%

31%

Finger Lakes

228

0.02%

37%

Long Island

609

0.02%

34%

Mid-Hudson

396

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

58

0.01%

41%

New York City

1924

0.02%

32%

North Country

27

0.01%

54%

Southern Tier

96

0.02%

48%

Western New York

345

0.02%

32%

Statewide

3873

0.02%

35%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region

Total ICU Beds in Region

Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region

Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)

Capital Region

240

191

17%

Central New York

262

188

28%

Finger Lakes

397

233

39%

Long Island

855

624

25%

Mid-Hudson

672

383

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

80

18%

New York City

2,546

1972

22%

North Country

59

32

43%

Southern Tier

126

70

46%

Western New York

546

347

35%

Statewide

5,800

4120

28%

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

2.31%

2.21%

2.17%

Central New York

1.56%

1.54%

1.56%

Finger Lakes

3.13%

3.04%

3.04%

Long Island

3.21%

3.10%

3.04%

Mid-Hudson

3.37%

3.25%

3.19%

Mohawk Valley

1.92%

1.86%

1.80%

New York City

3.12%

3.07%

3.01%

North Country

1.59%

1.56%

1.52%

Southern Tier

0.85%

0.86%

0.85%

Western New York

4.97%

4.78%

4.76%

Statewide

2.92%

2.85%

2.80%

Each New York City borough's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bronx

3.16%

2.89%

2.74%

Brooklyn

3.56%

3.30%

3.17%

Manhattan

2.05%

1.84%

1.76%

Queens

3.48%

3.28%

3.04%

Staten Island

3.85%

3.58%

3.47%

Of the 1,993,190 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

23,772

54

Allegany

3,197

4

Broome

17,502

47

Cattaraugus

5,194

14

Cayuga

5,901

8

Chautauqua

8,441

13

Chemung

7,198

15

Chenango

3,125

21

Clinton

4,577

14

Columbia

3,841

4

Cortland

3,559

6

Delaware

2,183

3

Dutchess

28,092

65

Erie

83,198

297

Essex

1,506

2

Franklin

2,408

1

Fulton

4,107

14

Genesee

5,088

11

Greene

3,154

15

Hamilton

301

0

Herkimer

4,941

4

Jefferson

5,475

4

Lewis

2,478

17

Livingston

4,030

8

Madison

4,316

7

Monroe

61,493

179

Montgomery

3,915

4

Nassau

177,933

277

Niagara

18,436

69

NYC

896,153

1,774

Oneida

21,512

40

Onondaga

36,191

72

Ontario

6,920

18

Orange

46,304

81

Orleans

2,792

10

Oswego

7,013

15

Otsego

3,207

7

Putnam

10,245

14

Rensselaer

10,726

17

Rockland

45,795

56

Saratoga

14,477

23

Schenectady

12,457

22

Schoharie

1,562

7

Schuyler

993

1

Seneca

1,885

0

St. Lawrence

6,226

1

Steuben

6,328

19

Suffolk

194,209

290

Sullivan

6,192

25

Tioga

3,434

11

Tompkins

4,066

2

Ulster

13,116

34

Warren

3,399

4

Washington

2,870

3

Wayne

5,285

13

Westchester

126,094

181

Wyoming

3,268

5

Yates

1,110

0

Yesterday, 45 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,575. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chautauqua

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

2

Fulton

1

Kings

11

Manhattan

4

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

2

Niagara

2

Queens

4

Richmond

2

Suffolk

6

Sullivan

2

Ulster

2

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Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640